Tag Archives: shopping

Finding Favorite Food and Features in the Pacific Northwest: Portland

An opportunity to visit friends in the Emerald city presented an over night side trip to Portland. What did I discover, or rediscover? Dining Piazza Italia is a neighbourhood restaurant. Located in the trendy Pearl District, this trattoria’s offerings include the Italian classics, rigatoni bolognese is delicious here, with a nice combination of recommended house […]

Seattle’s International District: Shopping Under One Roof

For those who like a one-stop-shop experience, the Uwajimaya Village is a centralized shopping centre offering everything from produce and fresh pastries to beauty and electronic items sourced from various parts of Asia, with a majority produced in Japan. The market stocks competitively priced (to those of the prices in Vancouver, BC) products imported from all […]

Holiday Shopping – London to Oxford

With the better exchange rate for the Canadian dollar, it makes UK shopping less outrageous. Scratching the shopping surface, I’ve only made it to mass retailers this journey. I’ll have to save the next trip for cheap vintage finds at the markets and for bespoke lux just off High Street. Favorite places to hit up […]

Seattle’s Secrets Series: For the Love of Shoes!

Quite frankly, shoe heaven is really in Italy, maybe France, perhaps London. Anywhere west of Europe and your quality options become limited. But, it’s never stopped me from trying to locate the shoe havens and trends of other regions. Take Nordstrom, with their anniversary sale starting midway in July, it provides access to Fall’s trends […]

Anthropologie Soon to Inspire Wardrobes in Vancouver

Fans of the brand can cease their trips down south or to Calgary (okay, maybe just one less shop to hit up) and suspend their clicks. The Granville Business Improvement Association confirms that Anthropolgie (Urban Outfitter’s sister brand) is set to open its doors at 2912 South Granville this Spring. The corporate Web site tipped […]

Discovering Bellevue

Only two hours drive south of the Greater Vancouver Area is the booming city of Bellevue, just on the edge of the Greater Seattle Area. This coastal region is experiencing growth despite the economy. Perhaps its proximity to neighboring Canadian cities whilst the US dollar and CDN dollar are on or near parity has helped […]